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On election night I made a speech when I won my seat back an the Gazette carried it thus: “One thing I would like to say is that politics needs to be better. We all need to clean up our act not try and scare the public. Democracy would be better for that.” Read the […]

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Pastoral Way: Tories say NO & admit over-development

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 9 April, 2016

I have now had a response to the request I put in following the parking survey for increased parking restrictions in Pastoral Way. Not only have they said no, but they have admitted that they have approved far too many properties in the area and that people have nowhere to park. The request for the […]

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TWO VOTES – use them wisely!

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 4 May, 2015

#BrentwoodWest – you have two completely separate votes on Thursday – one for a Brentwood West councillor and one for the MP who will represent Brentwood and Ongar.  This is how it works: – You have ONE vote to choose your MP.  It’s a white paper which lists six candidates.  They are listed here. Some […]

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Brentwood’s future: The most important consultation ever

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 6 January, 2015

  Today is the launch of the Strategic Growth Options Consultation – it might sound dull but it really is something you should read, consider and engage with by completing THIS response paper. Listed in this consultation are all the sites to be considered for development because Brentwood Council is required to meet local housing needs. […]

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Not great news for The Homesteads…..

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 6 July, 2014

Last year, we defeated an application in South Weald Road that would have changed the face of this beautiful estate forever.  Despite the mass resident protest and a unanimous decision, the applicant has appealed the decision. Cllr John Newberry and I will be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with residents in an effort to have this appeal dismissed. […]

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    Cast your mind back to Friday 1st October 2012, I was there on a cold, rainy morning at 9am with a council officer and my ward colleagues discussing a number of things following us saving Cromwell Road Play Area from the hands of greedy developers. It was a good meeting – we were […]

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London Road Cemetery Trees

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 16 November, 2013

The following has just been received from officers regarding the trees in London Road Cemetery: Following the recent stormy weather the Council has undertaken a survey of a number of its open spaces to determine the health and stability of the trees within them and to ensure that areas are safe and enjoyable for residents to use; […]

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Planning applications week ending 27th September 2013

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 28 September, 2013

In #Brentwoodwest this week there are applications in South Weald Road, Westway, Langley Drive and La Plata Grove. Please note these are NOT yet decisions – I am able to refer to planning committee now. 15 & 17 South Weald Road: Recommended for APPROVAL OUTLINE APPLICATION (ACCESS, LAYOUT AND SCALE) FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 4 NO. […]

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Stop trying to grab back gardens for housing PLEASE

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 24 September, 2013

  Not for the first time, #BrentwoodWest residents find themselves fighting to stop someone shoehorning in houses into a back garden.  I have seen these applications fail in Westwood Avenue, Crescent Road and Western Avenue and now, hopefully, this one in South Weald Road will also fail.  Four houses shoved down the back of a […]

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Keeping you updated

by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 1 September, 2013

Want news about your road or area straight to your inbox? Many #brentwoodwest residents are receiving relevant news on a regular basis when there is a planning application, proposed parking restrictions or something they need to know about their local area.  How? Simples!  They have just signed up to my newsletter – no spam, minimal […]

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